Ignace Leybach, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ignace Leybach

French musician

Date of Birth: 17-Jul-1817

Place of Birth: Gambsheim, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 23-May-1891

Profession: composer, pianist, music pedagogue

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Ignace Leybach

  • Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach (17 July 1817 in Gambsheim, Alsace – 23 May 1891 in Toulouse) was a French pianist, organist, music educator and a composer of salon piano music. He had his early training as an organist with Joseph Wackenthaler (1795-1869), the organist and maître de chapelle of the Strasbourg Cathedral, and then was a pupil in Paris of Friedrich Kalkbrenner and of Chopin.
  • He was a famous pianist in his time, but is largely remembered for a single piece, his Fifth Nocturne, Op.
  • 52, number 5, for solo piano; it is still in print.
  • His Fantasie elegante improvised on familiar themes from Gounod's Faust. From 1844 he was organist at the cathédrale Saint-Étienne, Toulouse, succeeding Justin Cadaux.
  • He published a three-volume method for the organ for which he also wrote about 350 pieces.
  • Leybach also wrote motets and liturgical music.

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